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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be truthful, this is just an average Marriott property. But the staff and management of the property make up for what needs to be updated. We were there over the Thanksgiving Holiday and I was really missing my family. I asked for the Concierge Level and offered to pay but they were not busy so the let us have... More 

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Thank mrsscaramo
NorWatMar, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear mrsscaramo, Thank you for the comments about your recent visit. It was our pleasure upgrading you to the concierge level free of charge and we are glad that our Brilliant Hosts in the Executive Lounge took wonderful care of you. Please accept our sincere apology for the noise problem with other guests. More 

Durham, NC
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were in town for a wedding, approximately 25 or more of us, some checked in on Friday (11/25) and some checked in on Saturday night (11/26). Well our night became very eventful on Saturday night as there was a Black White Attire Party going on in one of the main conference rooms. The elevators became backed up with guests... More 

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Thank monicacb95
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear monicacb95, Please accept our sincere apology for the issues you had with other hotel guests. It is always our goal to make sure that every one of our guest enjoy their stay with us; unfortunately, this did not happen in your case. We are presently reviewing our operating procedures and rules for outside functions in order to limit future... More 

Rome, Italy
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine infrastructure, very well placed. Nice room, not very large, but quite sufficient, equpped with coffee machine. A number of things are not up to the expectation: no slippers available in the room, washbasin with an old crack, leaking bath tap. Slow service: the first day I was back in my room at 4 p.m. and it was in the... More 

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Thank Vincenzo C
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear Vincenzo C, Thank you for your comments about your recent visit. Please accept our sincere apology for the issues you experienced. Your comments have been shared with the entire team in order to improve our service to all of our guests. More 

Aventura, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great night catching a late Bite at the bar at the Norfolk Waterside. The hotel is right near the marina where we were docked. Arriving at 1030p the kitchen was still open. Jake was our bartender. He was great. He helped me find a great glass of red wine. Third one was a charm....a great Shiraz. We had... More 

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Thank Karen K
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear Karen K, Thank you for your comments about your recent visit to Shula's 347 Grill. We are glad that our Brilliant Host, Jake, took such great care of you and your party. More 

Martinsville, Virginia
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99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although in a very old building, the inside is mostly modern. The rooms are very nicely furnished, but very small. We were there for a bridge tournament and the ballroom was often frigid. People wearing winter coats and still freezing. The rest of the hotel is ok. Parking is great for a downtown hotel. There is a third floor bridge... More 

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Thank dewilson2
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear dewilson2, Thank you for your comments about your recent stay during the bridge tournament, hope you did well. Your comments have been shared with the entire team in order to improve our service to all of our guests. More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice room,clean renovated,great customer service Hotel did great in the middle of a street parade surrounding the hotel on all 4 sides ,packed with people Thousands of people in the streets. As usual Marriott pulled it off.

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Thank nedlam
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear nedlam, Thank you for your comments about your recent stay during the Grand Illumination Parade. We are glad that we could provide you a nice, clean room with great customer service. More 

Buxton, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there was construction on the street the Valet and the Porter were very accommodating.The front desk staff were courteous and efficient. the Room on one of the middle floors was well appointed. The only downside was that the hallway was extremely cold.The concierge lounge was very comfortable. The Bar was welcoming and the bartender very cordial and efficient in... More 

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Thank Marty B
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

dear Marty B, Thank you for your comments about your recent stay. We are glad that our Brilliant Hosts were accommodating, courteous and efficient. The next time you and your wife need a weekend getaway, you know where to come to relax and enjoy yourself. More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this particular hotel on three separate business trips now. Each time I've stayed at this hotel, there seems to be something wrong with the room - TV doesn't work, no running water, stains on sheets, no toiletries, etc. The last time I stayed here, my colleague stayed here as well and had to transfer rooms 3... More 

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Thank yma314
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear yma314, Thank you for comments about your recent stay. We are glad that you enjoy the gym and the hotel restaurant and bar because of the great food and staff. Please accept our sincere apology for the issues you have had in your room. Your comments have been shared with all of the staff in order to improve our... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the construction you just have to detour to get to the hotel, but it did not bother me much. What did bother me a little bit was when I arrived around noon on Saturday it was only one guy outside for Valet. So I had to pull out all my bags and sit them on the ground, because the... More 

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Thank Zoey W
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear Zoey W, Thank you for your comments about your recent visit. We are glad that our Brilliant Host, Thomas, could take care of you in a professional and nice manner. We are glad that we could provide you a clean and neat room after your birthday celebration on the Spirit of Norfolk. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this property for an Engineering Conference. As a previous resident of this area, I had not stayed at this particular property but wanted to be as the HOST HOTEL due to my involvement with the Engineering Conference as a speaker. Lets just say when I arrived only to find there was MAJOR construction and the entire street was... More 

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Thank DAJ2011
MARWATMAR, General Manager at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, responded to this review

Dear DAJ2011, Thank you for your comments about your recent visit over the NSBE conference. Your comments have been shared with the entire team in order to improve our service to all of our guests. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Shula's 347 Grill - Norfolk
Shula's 347 Grill - Norfolk
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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The Piano Lounge
Cuisines: American
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Cuisines: American
Things to do
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surround yourself in our newly renovated accommodations seamlessly combined with traditional charm at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, a downtown Norfolk hotel set in the heart of the historic district. Located on the picturesque Elizabeth River waterfront, our Norfolk, Virginia hotel combines stunning river views with marble accents, classic wood styling and eclectic artwork. From its convenient connection to the Waterside Convention Center to the nearby Children's Museum of Virginia, Norfolk Naval Station or the Virginia Zoo, our location is ideal for business or leisure guests. Stay active at our premier Norfolk, VA hotel fitness center complete with personal TVs, or relax after sightseeing at Shula's 347, serving renowned cuisine within this hotel in Norfolk, VA. Plan intimate outdoor gatherings on our sixth-floor Riverview Terrace or execute grand galas in over 60,000 sq ft of premier Norfolk hotel event space. For unrivaled lodging on the vibrant waterfront, look no further than Norfolk Waterside Marriott. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Address: 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Region: United States > Virginia > Norfolk
Price Range: €98 - €192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Norfolk Waterside Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 405
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Also Known As:
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel Norfolk
Marriott Norfolk
Norfolk Marriott
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Norfolk
#6 Business Hotel in Norfolk
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“Get the concierge level if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles mrsscaramo, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the higher up the better”
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“17 or higher, corner room facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 676jeffr, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“hit up sean if you've got an issue he'll fix you right up”
 of 5 bubbles corinwvogel, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for riverfront view”
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